At the national level, the following business associations are among the most influential organizations in the field:
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Armenia (CCI)
The primary mission of the Chamber is improvement of the business enabling environment, promotion of export and investments, support to small and medium enterprises, and promotion of economic growth throughout the country.
Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen (Employers) of Armenia (UMB(E)A)
UMBEA’s core focus is improving economic legislation, advocating for the interests of local manufacturers, promoting international business cooperation, and creating mutually beneficial relations both among companies inside Armenia and with the private sector abroad. UMBEA is highly influential in Armenia. Apart from these national-scale associations, several other important business organizations promote and facilitate relations with international business:
Armenian American Chamber of Commerce (AACC)
The purpose of the AACC is to advance the industrial, commercial, professional and public interests of the Armenian-American community, nationally and internationally; to promote and facilitate relations between the United States and the Armenian business and investment communities by providing information on conducting business in Armenia and the United States; and to provide economic and business data and analysis regarding Armenia.
Armenian-British Business Chamber (ABBC)
ABBC is a bilateral chamber whose mission is to represent and further the interests of companies of Britain and Armenia through the promotion and encouragement of bilateral trade and investment. ABBC provides a program of networking events and a range of member services.
Armenian-French Business Club
The Business Club is the first Frenchforeign business network in Armenia. It seeks to deepen cooperation between France and Armenia by exchanging ideas on business and commerce through dialogue and policy discussions, and creating new opportunities for business.
*Acknowledgement – this content is provided from Investment Guide Armenia 2013 upon approval. – Full report here